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Kaepernick Situation Proves America Still Seeks To Punish Black Protesters

Wednesday, April 12, 2017Brother Mustafaa Kapernick, (r)Tommy Smith, John Carlos 

"Seriously, only in America can a white man cost his company $13 million dollars in settlement fees, yet remain employed, while a black man peacefully protests in a corner, and is blackballed. But we should have seen this coming. Historically, black athletes in the US have always been punished for speaking out against injustice. When Muhammad Ali said he was a “conscientious objector” and refused to be drafted into the Vietnam War, he was arrested, his title was stripped, and his boxing license was revoked. When former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf refused to stand during the National Anthem on religious grounds, he lost out on millions of dollars, endured death threats, and his home was burned to the ground. After Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised the Black Power salute on the podium in the 1968 Olympics, they were expelled from the Games."

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